Centre for the Governance of AI

Organization Mission: To help humanity capture the benefits and mitigate the risks of artificial intelligence. Our focus is on the political challenges arising from transformative AI: advanced AI systems whose long-term impacts may be as profound as the industrial revolution. We seek to guide the development of AI for the common good by conducting research on important and neglected issues of AI governance, and advising decision makers on this research through policy engagement.

The Centre for the Governance of AI (GovAI), housed at the Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford, produces research which is foundational to the field of AI governance, for example mapping crucial considerations to direct the research agenda, or identifying distinctive features of the transition to transformative AI and corresponding policy considerations. Our research also addresses more immediate policy issues, such as malicious use and China’s AI strategy. Current focuses include international security, the history of technology development, and public opinion.

In addition to research, the centre is active in international policy circles, and actively advises governments and industry leaders on AI strategy. Our researchers have spoken at the NIPS and AAAI/ACM conferences, and at events involving the German Federal Foreign Office, the European Commision, the European Parliament, the UK House of Lords, US Congress, and others.

GovAI’s papers and reports are available at https://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/GovAI/#publications.